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Questions that are curious or unprofit- Reprobation, con. üi. 7. cat. 13.
able are to be avoided, cat. 113. Resurrection of Christ, con. viii. 4. cat.
52. The effect of his own power, cat.
52. It is a proof of his being the Son
READING the scriptures a part of reli- of God, and of his satisfaction to di.
gious worship, con. xxi. 5. How vine justice, &c. ib. It is an assu-
made effectual to salvation, cat. 155. rance to believers of their resurrec-
It is the duty of all to read them tion, ib. They have fellowship with
apart by themselves, and with their hiin in his resurrection, con. xxvi. 1.
families, con. i. 8. cat. 156. How the He rose again for their justification,
word of God is to be read, con. xxi. con. xi. 4. cat. 52. And through the
5. cat. 157.
virtue of his death and resurrection
Rebellion, a sin, cat. 128.
they are sanctified, con. xii. 1. cat.
Reconciliation with God purchased by 75. They draw strength from his
Christ's sacrifice of himself, con. vüi. death and resurrection for the mor.
5. cat. 44.
tifying of sin, and quickening of
Recreations to be moderately used, grace, cat. 52, 167.
cat. 135, 136. But not on the Lord's The resurrection of the dead, of the
day, con. xxi. 8. cat. 119.
just and unjust, con. xxxii. 2, 3. cat.
Redemption, how purchased by Christ, 87.
con. viii. 5. cat. 38, 39, 40. For all Revelation. The divers ways of God's
the elect, and them only, con. iii. 6. revealing his will, con. i. 1.
To whom it is certainly applied, con. Righteousness. Man was created righ-
viii. 8. cat. 59. Although it was not teous after the image of God, con.
actually wrought by Christ till after iv. 2. cat. 17. But by sin he fell from
his incarnation ; yet the virtue, effi- that original righteousness, con. vi.
cacy, and benefits of it were com- 2. cat. 25. And since the fall no
municated to the elect in all ages man can attain to rightec' sness by
successively from the beginning of the moral law, cat. 94. Nor by hav.
the world, con. vii. 6. How it is ap- ing righteousness infused into them,
plied to them, con. vii. 8. cat. 58, 59. con. xi. 1. cat. 70. But those whom
Regeneration. See Effectual Calling. God effectually calleth, he accept-
Tlie Regenerate are all freely justified, eth and accounteth as righteous, by
con. xi. 1. See Justification. And imputing the obedience and satis-
sanctified, con. xii. 1. See Sanctifi- faction of Christ to them, they re-
cation. The corruption of nature re- ceiving and resting on him and his
mains in them, and all the motions righteousness by faith, ib. See Faith,
of it are sin, con. vi. 5. But it is par- Impretation, Justification. Why the
doned and inortified through Christ, righteous are not delivered from
ib. The use of the moral law to thein, death, cat. 85. Their state immedi.
con, xix. 6. cat. 97.
ately after death; con. xxxii. 1. cat.
Repentance, what, con. xv. 2. cat. 75. 86. At the resurrection and day of
Although it be no satisfaction for judgment, con. xxxi. 3. xxxiii. 2.
sin, nor cause of pardon, yet no par- cat. 87, 90.
don without it, con. xv. 3. cat. 153.
Nor condemnation where it is, con. SABBATH. By the law of nature, a clue
xv. 4, 6. It is every man's duty to proportion of time ought to be set
endeavour to repent particularly of apart for the worship of God, con.
his particular sins, con. xv. 5. The xxi. 7. God hath in his word, by a
doctrine of repentance to be preach- positive and perpetual command.
ed by every minister, as well as that ment, hinding all men in all ages,
of faith in Christ, con. xv. 1. Repent- appointed one day in seven for a sal-
ance to be declared to those that are bath, to be kept holy to himself, con,
offended, who are thereupon to be xxi. 7. cat. 20, 116. Which was the
reconciled, con: xv. 6.
Last day of the week from the to
ginning of the world to the resitec- to live up to the light of nature, or
tion of Christ, and the first day ever the law of that religion which they
since, and so to continue to the end profess, con. X. 4. cat. 60. There be.
of the world, con. xxi. 7. cat. 116. ing no salvation but in Christ alone,
How the sabbath is to be sanctified, ib. Who hath purchased it by his
con. xxi. 8. cat. 117. How it is pro- perfect obedience and sacrifice of
faned, cat. 119. Wby we are com- himself, con. viñ. 5. cat. 83. For all
manded to remember it, cat. 121. the elect, and them only, con. i7. 6.
The Lord's day is a memorial of our To whom the outward means are
creation and redemption, which con- made effectual for their salvation
tains a short abridgment of religion, by the Spirit, con, vii. 5, 6. xxv. 3.
ib. What are the reasons annexed to cat. 154, 155, 161, 182. Who work.
the fourth commandment, the more eth in their hearts faith in Jesus
to enforce it, cat. 120. Why the Christ, con. xiv, 1. cat. 72. Which
charge of keeping the sabbath is di- is necessarily required of them for
rected to governors of families, and their justification and salvation, con.
• other superiors, cat. 118.
vii. 3. xi. 1. cat. 32, 71. The Spi-
A Sacrament. The institution, nature, rit also worketh repentance, and in-
and ends of it, con. xxvii. 1. cat. 162. fuseth all other saving grace, con.
The parts of a sacrament, con. xxvü. xiii. 1. cat. 32, 75, 76, 77. Which
2. cat. 163. There are only two sa- necessarily accompany faith, con. xi.
craments instituted by Christ, con. 2. cat. 73. The Spirit likewise ena-
Xxvii. 4. cat. 164. which are only bles them unto all obedience and the
to be dispensed by ministers of the practice of holiness, which is the
word lawfully ordained, con. xxvii. way that God hath appointed them
4. How they are made effectual to to salvation, con. xiii. 1. cat. 32.
salvation, con. xxvii. 3. cat. 161. The Elect infants dying in infancy åre
sacraments of the Old Testament regenerated and saved by Christ,
were the same for substance with through the Spirit, &c. con. x. 3.
those of the New, con. xxvii. 5. Sanctification, what, con. xii. 1. cat.
Wherein the sacraments of baptism 75. Inseparably joined with justifi-
and of the Lord's supper agree, cat. cation, cat. 77. Wherein they differ,
176. Wherein they differ, cat. 177. ib. It is throughout in the whole
Sacrifice. The covenant of grace was man, con. xiii. 2. cat. 75. But in this
administered under the law by sa- life it is not perfect in any, con. Xiii
crifices, con. vii. 5. vüi. 6. cat. 34. 2. cat. 77. Whence this imperfec-
Which signified Christ to come, ib. tion proceeds, con. xii. 2. cat: 78.
Who hath fully satisfied the justice Through the continual supply of
of his Father, in his once offering strength from the sanctifying Spirit
himself a sacrifice without spot to of Christ, the saints grow in grace,
God, con. viii. 5. cat. 44. There is no perfecting holiness in the fear of
real sacrifice made for sin in the God, con. Xü. 3. At death they are
Lord's supper, con. xxix. 2. That sa- made perfect in holiness, con. Xxxii,
crament being instituted for the per- 1. cat. 86. And at the day of judg:
petual remembrance of Christ's one ment they shall be fully and for
only sacrifice in his death, con. xxix, ever freed from all sin, cat. 90.
1. cat. 168. To which the mass is Satisfaction. Repentance is no satis.
most abominably injurious, con. faction for sin, con. xv. 3. Nor good
works, and why, con: xvi. 5. Neither
Saints. See Believers, Communion. we nor any other creature can make
They are not to be worshipped, con. the least satisfaction for sin,'cat.
xxi. 2. cat. 105.
194. Christ alone bath made a pro-
Salvation, not to be attained by men per, real, and full satisfaction to the
who do not profess the Christian justice of his Father by his obedi.
religion, be they ever so diligent ence and sufferings, cen. viii. 5. xi.
5. cat. 38, 71. Which satisfaction of God and curse of the law, con. vi.
is imputed to believers, they re- 6. cat. 27, 194. From the original
ceiving and resting on Christ and corruption of nature all actual sins
his righteousness, by faith, con. xi. proceed, con, vi. 4. cat. 25. Which
1. cat. 70.
are not all equally heinous, cat. 150.
scandalous, not to be admitted to the The aggravations of sin, cat. 151.
Lord's table, con. xxix. 8. cat. 173. The demerit of every sin, con. vi. 6.
Jcoffing and scorning sinful, cat. 113, cat. 152. Punishments of sin in this
world, con. v. 5, 6. xvii. 3. xviii. 4.
The Scripture, why necessary, con. cat. 28, 83. In the world to come,
What books to be owned for con. xxxii. 1. xxxiii. 2. cat, 29, 86,
scripture, con. i. 2, 3. cat. 3. How 89. Sin is pardoned for Christ's
proved to be the word of God, con. sake alone, con. xi. 1. xv. 3. cat. 70.
i. 5. cat. 4. Upon what authority See Justification, Satisfaction. E-
the scripture ought to be believed very man bound to pray for-pardon
and obeyed, con. i. 4. The suffi. of sin, con, xv. 6. God continues to
ciency and perfection of the scrip- pardon the sins of those that are jus-
ture, con. i. 6. cat. 2, 5. Its perspi- tified, con. xi. 5. How pardon of sin
cuity, con. i. 7. The infallible rule is to be prayed for, cat. 194. The
of interpreting scripture is the scrip- sin unto death, con. xxi. 4. cat. 183.
ture itself, con. i. 9. The scripture Believers have the dominion of the
is the only rule of faith and practice, whole body of sin destroyed, and
con, i. 2. cat. 3, 5. and of worship, the lusts thereof more and more
con. xxi. 1. cat. 108, 109. The Spirit weakened and mortified, con. vi. 5.
speaking in the scriptures is the su- xiii. 1. cat. 75. See Mortification,
preme judge of all controversies in
Sanctification. How providence is
religion, con. i. 10. . The original exercised about sin, con. v. 4. , Why
text of the scriptures is that to God permitted the sin of our first
which the church is finally to ap- parents, con. vi. 1. Why he leaves
peal, con. i. 8. But they are to be his children to fall into sin, con. v.5.
translated into vulgar languages, Why and how sinners are hardened,
con. i. 8. cat. 156. Because all sorts
con. v. 6. cat. 68.
of people have an interest in them, Sins against the first commandment,
and are commanded to read them, cat, 105. Against the second, cat.
ib. How they are to be read, cat. 109. Against the third, cat. 113.
157, The illumination of the Spirit : Against the fourth, cat. 119. Sins
of God is necessary for the saving of inferiors, cat. 128. Sins of supe-
understanding of the scriptures, con. riors, cat, 130. Sins of equals, cat.
i. 6. cat. 157. How the reading of 132. Sins against the sixth com-
the word is made effectual to salva- mandment, cat. 136. Against the
tion, cat. 155. Misinterpreting, mis- - seventh, cut. 139. Against the eighth,
applying, or any way pervertug the cat. 142. Against the ninth, cat.
word, or any part of it, to profane 145. · Against the tenth, cat. 148.
jests, is sintul, cat. 113.
Sincerity. Beiievers love Christ in
Sin, what, cat. 24. Original sin, what, sincerity, con. svüi. 1. They are
cat. 25. The sin of our first parents, never utterly destitute of sincerity
con. vi. 1. cat. 21. By it they fell of heart, con. xviii. 4. Ministers
from their original righteousness, ought to preach sincerely, cat. 159.
and communion with God, and had We are to pray,
with sincerity, cat.
their natures wholly corrupted, con. 185. God is pleased to accept and
vi. 2. cat. 25, 27. The guilt of this reward the good works of believers
sin is imputed, and the corruption which are sincere, con. xvi. 6.
of nature conveyed to all their pos. Singing of psalms a part of religious
terity, con. vi. 3. cat. 22, 26. Who worship, con. xxi. 5.
are thereby bound over to the wrath Slandering sinful, cat. 145.
Songs that are lascivious forbidden, 6. Temptations to sin art :
voided and resisted, cat 99. 60.
The Soul of man is immortal, com. iv. 138., How temptation is to be prz
2. cat. 17. The state of souls when ed against, cat. 195.
separate from their bodies, con Testament: The books of the Oldu
xxxii. 1. cat. 86.
New Testament are the word of God
Sovereignty. God hath most sovereign con i. 2. cat. 3. And the only ru
dominion over his creatures, to do of faith and obedience, ib. Sep
by them, for them, or upon them, Scriptures.
whatsoever he pleaseth, con. ii. 2. Testament. Why the covenant
The light of nature sheweth that grace is called a Testament, con, vi
God hath lordship and sovereignty 4. As it was administered under te
over all, con. xxi. 1. Eternal sove- law, it is called the Old Testamen,
reignty to be ascribed to God alone, con. vii. 5. And as administered e-
cat. 196. We are to pray with due der the gospel, it is called the New
apprehensions of his sovereign pow- Testament, con. vii. 6.
er, cat, 185, 189.
Thanksgiving to be joined with praya,
Spirit. See Holy Ghost.
con. xxi. 3. cat. 108, 178. It is to be
Stage-plays forbidden, cat. 139.
made in the name of Christ, con. xxi
Stews not to be tolerated, cat. 139. 3. Solemn thanksgiving a partai
Supererogation impossible, con. xvi. 4. religious Worship, con. xxi. 5.
Superiors, why styled fathers and Toleration. A false religion not to be
mothers, cat. 125. How to be ho- tolerated, cat. 109.
noured, con. xxni. 4. cat. 127. Their Tradition, no pretence for using su:
duty, con. xxü. 1, 2, 3. cat. 129. perstitious devices in the worship
Their sins, cat. 130. See Magistracy. of God, cat. 109. No traditions of
Superstition. God may not be wor- men to be added to the scripture,
shipped according to the imagina-
con. i. 6.
tions and devices of men, con. xxi. 1. Transubstantiation is repugriant no
Religious worship, not instituted by only to scripture, but to common
God himself, is not to be used or ap- sense and reason, con. xxix. 6. And
proved, cat. 109. All superstitious is the cause of manifold supersti-
devices, &c. sinful, cat. 109, 113. tions, yea, of gross idolatries, ib.
Supper. See Lord's Supper.
The Tree of life was a pledge of the
Surety. Christ the sarety for belie- covenant of works, cat. 20.
vers, cat. 71. He was thoroughly The Trinity. See God, Persons.
furnished to execute that office, con. Truth between man and man, how pre.
viii. 3. And God accepteth satis- served and promoted, cat. 144
faction from him as their surety, What things are contrary to it, ecu,
Suretyship, that is not necessary, is to
be avoided, cat. 141.
Union of the elect with Christ, com
Suspension from the Lord's table, con. xxv. 1. xxvi. 1. cat. 66. It is insepa-
rable, cat. 79. Believers are united
Swearing. See Oaths. Vain or rash to one another in love, con. xxvi. 1.
swearing by the name of God, or to Union of the two natures in Christ
swear at all by any other thing, is See Personal Union.
to be abhorred, con. xxii. 2.
Unregenerate, the use of the moral law
Synods. See Councils.
to them, cut. 96. Their best works
cannot please God, and why, cor.
TALE-BEARING, cat. 145.
xvi. 7. But their neglect to do what
Temptation. Why God leaves his God commands is more sinful, ib:
children to manifold temptations, Vocation. See Calling.
con. v. 5. The wicked given up to Vow, a part of religious worship, con.
the temptations of the world, con. vi X. 5. What it is, and how to be
obedience is due to God in whatso- Pardon. See Sin.
ever he is pleased to command, con. Passions to be restrained, cat. 135,
ji. 2. cat. 104. Christ hath perform- 136.
ed perfect obedience to the law for Passover, one of the types and ordi.
us in our nature, con. viii. 4. cat. nances by which the covenant of
38, 39, 48, 97. And by it purcha- grace was administered under the
sed an everlasting inheritance in law, con. vii. 5. cat. 34.
the kingdom of heaven for the Patience. Patient bearing of the
elect, con. vii. 5. cat. 38. His obe. hand of God a duty, cat. 135. Pa-
dience is imputed to believers, con. tient bearing and forgiving of inju-
xi. 1. cat. 70. He hath not abolish- ries a duty, ib.
ed, but much strengthened, the obli. Peace of conscience. See Conscience.
gation to the obedience of the moral Pedo-baptism. See Infants.
law, con. xix. 5. Good works done Perseverance of saints. They whom
in obedience to God's commands are God hath accepted in Christ can
the fruits and evidences of a true never totally or finally fall away
faith, con. xvi. 2. cat. 32. How the from the estate of grace, con. xvii. 1. ·
sincere though imperfect obedience cat. 77, 79. Upon what their perse-
of believers is accepted and reward. verance depends, con. xvii. 2. cat.
ed, con. xvi. 6.
79. How far they may fall, con. vi.
Obedience due to the lawful com- 5. xi. 5. xiii. 2. xvii. 3. xviij. 4. cat.
mands of a magistrate, con. xxiii. 4. 78. They are always kept from
cat. 127, 128.
utter despair, con. xviii. 4. cat. 81.
Offices of Christ, of Mediator. See How they are recovered when they
Mediator. His prophetical office, fall under God's fatherly displea-
cat. 43. ; priestly, cat. 44.; and king- sure, con. xi. 5. xii. 3.
ly, cat, 45.
Three Persons in the Godheacl distin-
The Old Testament, in Hebrew is that guished by personal properties, com.
to which the church is finally to ap- ů. 3. cat. 9, 10. The equality of the
peal in controversies of religion, persons proved, cat. 11. The per-
con. i. 8. The adininistration of the sonal union of the two natures in
covenant of grace under the law is Christ, con. viii. 2. cat. 36, 37. By
called the Old Testament, con. vii. 5. reason of this union, the proper
The Ordinances of God given by works of each nature are accepted
Christ to the visible church, con. of God, and relied on by believers as
XXV. 3. The ordinances under the the work of the whole person, coil.
law, con, vü. 5. cat. 34. Those un- viii. 7. cat. 40.
der the gospel, con. vii, 6. cat. 35. Physick to be used moderately, cat.
Which are fewer, and administered 135.
- with more simplicity, and less out. Lascivious Pictures discharged, cat.
ward glory; yet in them grace and 139.
salvation are held forth in more ful. Polygamy unlawful, com. xxiv. 1. cat.
ness, evidence, and efficacy,ib.. All 139.
God's ordinances, especially the The Pope has no power cr jurisdiction
word, sacraments, and prayer, are over civil magistrates, or their peo-
the outward and ordinary means of ple, con. xxix. 4. He is in no sense
salvation, cat. 154. How they are head of the church, but is Anti-
made effectual, con. xxv. 3. cat. 155, christ, con. XXV. 6.
161, 182. The neglect, contempt, Powers, ecclesiastical or civil, not to
or opposing them, sinful, cat. 109. be opposed upon pretence of Chris-
Original corruption. See Corruption. tian liberty, con. xx. 4. Power of
Original Sin. See Sin.
the keys. See Keys.
Praises to be joined with prayer, cat
PAPISTS. Protestants should not mar- 196.
ry with Papists, con. xxiv. 3. The Praise of any good we either are